The Federal Circuit Court of Australia prioritises small property settlement claims by introducing a swift and cost effective Court process - PPP500 List. Read More.
Have you or your partner won the lotto and have since commenced separation or divorce? Not quite sure how your winnings will be divided in a property settlement? The Ramsden Lawyers team explores how lottery winnings are dealt with in a property settlement to give you a better understanding about what to expect. Read More.
The recent case of Onza Industries Pty Ltd v Tingalpa Tyre & Mechanical Pty Ltd  QSC 1 demonstrates the consequences of miscommunication when purchasing joint properties under a family trust. Further, Onza v Tingalpa displays the importance for families to properly and professionally maintain their family trusts in order to circumvent needless legal proceedings. Read More.
The Covid-19 Pandemic has made it essential for those seeking to travel internationally to first apply for a travel exemption. The Ramsden Lawyers immigration team outlines the grounds which must be satisfied to obtain a travel exemption, as well as our proven record of success in this area. Read More.
The recent case of Ultra Tune Australia Pty Ltd v Mackenzie Auto Repairs Pty Ltd  QCA 3 demonstrates the perils of recovery costs and costs assessments within settlement agreements. It is important for parties to take special care when preparing offers to settle and important for parties to respond to costs statements within the required time under the UCPR. Read More.
The recent decision of Roude v Helwani (‘Roude’) by the New South Wales Court of Appeal concerned a builder’s claim for payment on a quantum meruit basis and the requirements for establishing that cause of action, specifically whether the builder was required to lead evidence of the market rate for the work performed. Read More.
Are you currently undergoing a separation or divorce? If so, chances are you may need to participate in an expert family report. Not entirely sure what this involves? The Ramsden Lawyers team explores what an expert family report is and how it is a key consideration in arriving at the best possible arrangements for your child/ren. Read More.
If you are selling a property that currently has tenants, or wanting to end a tenancy agreement, there are certain steps need to be taken and minimum notice periods that apply. However, there are also simple measures that can be taken to avoid complicated situations and help reach a solution that works best for both the owner and tenant. Read More.
This is the first article in our three-part series regarding the operations of the Building Industry Fairness (Security of Payment) Act 2017 (‘BIF Act’). The BIF Act was introduced primarily to simplify the procedure for recovering payments owing to contractors in the building and construction industry. Read More.